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Topic: iPhone 5

Apple confirms discontinuation of iPhone 3GS

09/13/2012, 01:09 pm

The iPhone 3GS has officially been discontinued by Apple, the company confirmed on Thursday, and has been replaced by the iPhone 4 as its free on-contract handset.

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iPhone 5 preorders begin Friday at midnight Pacific, 3 a.m. Eastern

09/13/2012, 12:09 pm

Customers looking to be among the first to buy the iPhone 5 will be able to place their order in the U.S. starting at 12:01 Pacific Time, 3:01 a.m. Eastern on Friday, Sept. 14.

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Apple's aggressive iPhone 5 launch schedule to reach 31 countries in Sept. quarter

09/13/2012, 09:09 am

The iPhone 5 will debut in a total of 31 countries before Apple's current fiscal quarter ends on Sept. 29, making it the company's most aggressive launch schedule to date.

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Apple's iPhone 5 to launch on US prepaid carrier Cricket Sept. 28

09/13/2012, 08:09 am

Cricket on Thursday became the first prepaid carrier to announce it will carry Apple's new iPhone 5 starting Sept. 28.

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Verizon to allow cellular FaceTime use across all iPhone 5 data plans

09/13/2012, 01:09 am

Following the debut of Apple's iPhone 5 on Wednesday, Verizon wireless announced that it will allow all iPhone 5 data plan subscribers to use iOS 6's FaceTime over cellular, countering rival carrier AT&T's plan which limits the feature to the company's Mobile Share data plans.

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Apple to sell 3 variants of iPhone 5 for international LTE coverage

09/12/2012, 07:09 pm

The hodgepodge of different LTE frequency bands used by various carriers globally has necessitated three versions of iPhone 5, with the potential for additional new models as Apple signs on other carriers.

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Apple's Phil Schiller explains lack of NFC and inductive charging in iPhone 5

09/12/2012, 06:09 pm

In an interview directly following Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 5, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller detailed why the company chose not to include NFC and wireless charging capabilities in the new handset, and goes over the significance of the new Lightning port.

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Apple highlights invention behind iPhone 5

09/12/2012, 04:09 pm

Apple has laid out a series of inventions and engineering tasks required to bring iPhone 5 to market, noting "we could have taken the easy way out and designed something more reasonable and less remarkable. But we didn't."

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Apple issues iOS 6 golden master to developers

09/12/2012, 04:09 pm

The final build of iOS 6, and presumably the same version that will be publicly released next Wednesday, is now available to members of Apple's development community.

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Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, EarPods cost $29 each from Apple

09/12/2012, 03:09 pm

Pricing for Apple's new iOS device accessories has been revealed, and the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter will cost $29, a Lightning USB cable is $39, and the new EarPods are sold separately for $29.

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16GB iPhone 4S drops to $99, 8GB iPhone 4 free with contract

09/12/2012, 02:09 pm

With the launch of the iPhone 5, the 16-gigabyte iPhone 4S will drop to $99 with a two-year contract, while an 8-gigabyte iPhone 4 will be available for free.

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Apple's new Lightning connector is 80% smaller, orientation independent

09/12/2012, 01:09 pm

Apple's new 9-pin iOS device connector, dubbed Lightning, is 80 percent smaller than its predecessor, is all-digital, and can be plugged in either way.

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Apple unveils redesigned iPhone 5 with 4-inch display, 4G LTE

09/12/2012, 01:09 pm

Apple's newly unveiled iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone on the market and the lightest iPhone yet, all while packing in a taller 4-inch Retina display and high-speed 4G LTE connectivity. It launches in nine countries on Sept. 21 after a round of pre-orders on Sept. 14.

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Media camps outside Apple's Fifth Ave store as world awaits iPhone 5

09/12/2012, 11:09 am

Apple's online store has gone dark ahead of today's product announcement in California while media gather at Apple's flagship retail store across the country in New York, as excitement builds for the company's next iPhone.

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Purported iPhone 5 logic board shows LTE modem, A6 CPU

09/12/2012, 10:09 am

The flurry of last-minute leaks continues, as a new picture claims to show the logic board from Apple's iPhone 5, complete with a 4G LTE modem chip and a new A6 processor. Separately, a series of pictures appear to show the final design of the iPhone 5.

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Apple's website reveals iPhone 5 name, plus new iPod touch, nano & iTunes

09/12/2012, 09:09 am

With the name iPhone 5 already hinted at in Apple's invitation to its media event, search results on the company's website now appear to confirm the name of its next-generation iPhone. Also confirmed by the website are the inclusion of LTE 4G support, as well as the debuts of a new iPod touch, iPod nano, and a new version of iTunes.

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Last-minute rumor claims Apple will include NFC chip in 'iPhone 5'

09/12/2012, 08:09 am

A prominent developer continues to believe that Apple will include a near-field communications chip in its next iPhone, though it may not be used for mobile payments.

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Average price of iOS device cables to rise 84% with new 9-pin design

09/12/2012, 08:09 am

The new 9-pin dock connector expected to debut with Apple's next iPhone will also cary a higher cost that is projected to push its average selling price up 84.3 percent year over year.

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New iPod touch said to have built-in GPS & new colors, to act as game controller

09/12/2012, 07:09 am

Apple is reportedly set to unveil a next-generation iPod touch that will be a major change from its predecessor, packing in a dedicated GPS receiver, a high-definition FaceTime camera, and a 4-inch in-cell touchscreen and potentially acting as a game controller with other devices like the Mac or iPad.

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Smaller iPhone dock cable shown with mystery engraving

09/11/2012, 03:09 pm

New photos offer yet another look at a purported rear casing for the "iPad mini," as well as a smaller iOS device dock cable, the latter of which has an unidentified engraving.

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